SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College presents the debut of Tim Davis’s newly formed band Severely Brothers in concert on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7 pm in conjunction with the exhibition Opener 31: Tim Davis—When We Are Dancing (I Get Ideas).

Davis is an artist, musician, and writer who is best known for his photography. His band sings songs about photography that are written concurrently with the making of photographs. A slide show of Davis’s work will accompany the performance.

Opener 31: Tim Davis—When We Are Dancing (I Get Ideas), which is on view through January 6, 2019, features new work, including photographs, video, drawings, sound, and installations that explore the intersections of humor and longing, the ridiculous and the sublime, the abject and the beautiful. Davis’s artistic practice, regardless of medium, is united by a thirst for collecting and a desire to help reveal the universal and ubiquitous nature of narrative-building.

Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to view the exhibition before the concert.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Tang’s Visitors Services Desk at 518-580-8080 or visit

At a glance

Severely Brothers in Concert
When: 7 pm Thursday, December 6
Where: Payne Presentation Room, Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs
Admission: Free
Info:; 518-580-8080

About Tim Davis

Tim Davis was born in Blantyre, Malawi and currently lives and works in upstate New York. He received a BA from Bard College and an MFA from Yale University. His photographs and video have been exhibited in the finest museums and galleries across the globe. The installation Elevator Music 29 Tim Davis: Unphotographable was on view at the Tang Museum in 2015. He is a Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize recipient and is the author and subject of several monographs including Quinto QuartoThe New AntiquityPermanent Collection, and My Life in Politics. His works are in the permanent collections of institutions including The Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Walker Art Center among others. He is a regular contributor to Aperture and Cabinet magazines, and his recent album, It’s OK to Hate Yourself, is available on vinyl.

About the Tang Teaching Museum

The Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College is a pioneer of interdisciplinary exploration and learning. A cultural anchor of New York’s Capital Region, the institution’s approach has become a model for university art museums across the country—with exhibition programs and series that bring together the visual and performing arts with fields of study as disparate as history, astronomy, and physics. The Tang Teaching Museum’s building, designed by architect Antoine Predock, serves as a visual metaphor for the convergence of ideas and exchange the institution catalyzes. The museum’s galleries are open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from Noon to 5 pm, with extended hours on Thursday until 9 pm. The Tang will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. More information at